Cast: Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly, Zaib Rehman, Savera Nadeem, Samiya Mumtaz, Samina Ahmed, Manzar Sehbai
The first two episodes of the Zindagi Original, 'Dhoop Ki Deewar,' on ZEE5 are currently available. A narrative between two distinct countries and religions that has always piqued people's interest on both sides, whether it's Pakistan or India. This Pakistani drama is packed with emotions that show how folks on both sides of the border perceive. And cricket matches between these two countries have long been a source of contention.
The first episode depicted this contention, with the two families' enthusiasm reaching new heights. Viewers may notice a distinct strain on the faces of Vishal's family from Amritsar, India, and Sara's family from Lahore, Pakistan, about the match result, which is no less than a battle. Nevertheless, 17 minutes into the episode, both families are forced to put the match outcomes aside when true tragedy strikes their door. Sara and Vishal both lose their fathers as a consequence of the Indo-Pak clash.
It is the mirror of the society & media when any soldier is martyred, and you can truly relate every phase of the show with bitter reality. When the two sides openly argue on social media, the situation escalates, adding to the hatred between the two nations. Following that, an uncannily realistic portrayal of media hype around a soldier's death is shown. Sara and Vishal both gave interviews in which they praised their fathers for their bravery. Except for the shaheed soldier's close family, no one is concerned about the loss.
Talking about the thought behind the storyline, makers attempted to convey the tale of families dealing with the aftermath of war and to emphasize their shared hardships. The program is bold in its attempt to tackle a hard subject. The interconnectedness of the surrounding nations is demonstrated by Indians admiring Pakistani plays and Pakistanis enjoying Indian serial Naagin.
Accents and language, on the other hand, should have received more attention. Although the Punjabi family uses just a few token Punjabi phrases, otherwise, the language pattern is mainly Urdu-influenced, which might pique you throughout the show.
Although these starting episodes aren't very compelling, and it might be due to character building. But it seems there's reason to believe that the project will pick up steam when Sara and Vishal find they can sympathize with each other despite being opponents.